The concept of a Beatles-inspired hotel has been prevalent in Liverpool and amongst Beatles enthusiasts in the city for over two decades. 2004 saw the dream become a reality as plans were finalised to convert Central Buildings into the Hard Days Night Hotel. The hotel opened early 2008, and is situated in the Beatles quarter of Liverpool on the corner of Mathew Street.
Hard Days Night Hotel is a four-star boutique hotel in Liverpool featuring Beatles-inspired artwork.
The stunning grade II listed hotel opened on 1st February 2008 and coincides with Liverpool’s tenure as the 2008 European Capital of Culture. The objective was to create a unique environment offering high-quality hotel facilities with an exciting and interesting ‘twist’.
A white grand piano
The building itself was designed by Thomas C Clarke and dates back to 1884. It was constructed in a classic design with imposing marble columns; a feature of the front elevation and the internal spiral staircase both of which have been restored during the development.
The hotel features 110 guest rooms, including luxury and deluxe rooms, and two specially designed Lennon and McCartney penthouse suites – the Lennon suite featuring a white grand piano.
Both suites enjoy panoramic views across the city of Liverpool. Each of the 110 rooms will tell a different part of The Beatles story through original artwork, created by Beatles artist Shannon, in a subtle yet challenging way. The hotel boasts two high-quality restaurants, The Brasserie Bar & Lounge and Blakes and two exclusive bars Hari’s Bar and Bar Four.
A variety of ambiences and atmospheres
The Hard Days Night Hotel has been created to provide a space which allows guests to explore and discover a wide selection of different environments. The design approach is modern chic which contrasts with the original building interior, which has been restored back to its former glory.
Each of the hotel areas has been individually created and designed to offer a variety of ambiences and atmospheres, such as Bar Four and Hari’s Bar with low lighting set against rich interiors, and the clean and fresh look of reception.
These are contrasted by the strong contemporary and stylish finishes of Blakes and the dynamic voile-encased staircase leading to the wedding suite, The Two of Us.
Throughout the hotel there is also a wide variety of artwork from artists all with close association with The Beatles. Every room in the hotel holds a unique piece of visually striking artwork.
Beatiful artwork dorns the walls of Hard Days Night Hotel telling the story of The Beatles from the ‘basement to the roof’ through the 110 guest bedrooms and public rooms. The hotel also includes two stunning penthouses – the specially designed Lennon & McCartney suites dedicated to the life and times of these two Beatles.
The pieces of artwork have been created in either sepia tone, black and white or vivid colour. There are previously unseen archived photographs of the band, works of art from Julia Baird, Paul Saltzman, Paul Ygartua, Klaus Voormann and Bill Zygmant to name just a few. The hotel also contains memorabilia and artefacts all connected to the band and placed throughout the public rooms.
The Luxury Rooms and Deluxe Rooms offer all amenities one would expect from a stylish city centre hotel, but, hey, isn’t it all about the Lennon Suite and McCartney suite for you, readers of Luxury Travel Butler?
The Lennon Suite
The Lennon Suite, situated on the 4th floor of the hotel pays homage to John Lennon. The light, airy suite has a clean, minimalist décor with a white colour scheme. The living area comprises desk, sofas, coffee table, white baby grand piano, two large prints of John Lennon illuminated in ultraviolet by a stage light, numerous artefacts and a sliding door leading to a generous balcony.
The contemporary bathroom contains two sinks, bath, shower and toilet. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, large metallic floor lamp and plasma screen television mounted into built-in wardrobes.
The McCartney Suite
The McCartney Suite on the 5th floor is a tribute to Sir Paul McCartney. The stylish suite has a modern, funky décor with a vibrant colour scheme. The living area comprises desk, sofas, coffee table, chaise longue, a suit of armour and a sliding door leading to a generous balcony. The suite also features numerous pieces of stunning artwork and artefacts, such as
Sir Paul McCartney’s certificate of Freedom of the City of Liverpool. The contemporary bathroom contains two sinks, bath, shower and toilet. The bedroom is furnished with a double bed, large metallic floor lamp and plasma screen television, with one entire wall featuring a newspaper collage of Paul McCartney stories.